The VM (Virtual Machine) operating system
The MAILBOOK Command
When you want to send or receive electronic mail, you will use the MAIL command. You may correspond with users on your computer system and users on any computer system linked with yours through a network. When you receive mail, the system will place it into a holding area until you get a chance to read it.
Keeping Track of People
You'll use the NAMES command to build and update your electronic address book. Your address book is a file called userid NAMES (where userid is your userid) which NAMES will create and manage for you. We'll refer to it as your NAMES file. In it, you'll store your correspondents' electronic addresses (userids and domains) and other information of your choice such as full names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and personal characteristics.
Communicating With Other People
Using the MailBook system will be very easy. As a VM user you have the capability of communicating with other people who are also VM users. You can send mail, messages, and files and receive mail, messages, and files.
When you send and receive mail, you are using electronic mail.
Before you can communicate with another user you must know his or her userid, which is the name with which a user logs onto the system.
What is MAILBOOK?
MAILBOOK, based on more than twenty-five years of experience with electronic mail for IBM VM/CMS systems, is the premiere electronic mail package for connecting VM systems to the Internet.
Attached is the draft of a WAVV requirement to add a QUERY ESM command to z/VM to allow users to determine the presence and active/inactive status of the ESM. The draft will be submitted to IBM as a requirement after discussion.